Timber Stand Improvement, Selective Logging and Tree Planting

Timber stand improvement (TSI) is an intermediate silviculture technique which includes selective logging or thinning, releasing, improvement cutting, pruning and invasive species control.

A release treatment is a common TSI practice of removing undesireable, usually overtopping, competing vegetation from the ground layer, understory, subcanopy and canopy to encourage the recruitment and development of desireable tree species.

The primary goals of TSI include improvement of stand composition, structure, production/growth, quality and health.

TSI operations are a non-commercial investment by the landowner in their forest's future health and value. An ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure for a forest's health.

Contact ERS today for a free on-site survey and estimate for timber stand improvement in your forest.